American / Euro Truck Simulator Patch Notes 1.42 Brings Mod Support to Convoys
One of the most exciting developments in PC gaming this year has been the introduction of official multiplayer support for American Truck Simulator and Euro Truck Simulator 2. While the initial rollout of multiplayer support (known in the game as of convoys) was very well received by the community, it came with the caveat that no modifications could be used. With today’s patch 1.42 released for both truck titles, convoy participants can now use mods when playing with their friends.
SCS, the developer behind American Truck Simulator and Euro Truck Simulator 2, took to their Steam Community portal to announce the news of today’s update. Adding third-party mod support to the convoy system will be a boon for dedicated gamers of the popular long haul trucking sims. The modding community has been integral to the success of these games over the years. Players have produced custom truck parts, paint jobs, sound revisions, maps, and more.
Understandably, accommodating a potentially endless amount of third-party mods within the confines of a multiplayer game can be tricky. If not all participants installed the corresponding versions of said mods, the resulting session could potentially be plagued with missing truck models, broken audio, and bugs that could crash the game. SCS aims to alleviate these. issues with a new user interface designed to help convoy participants sync their changes through Steam Workshop. Upon joining a convoy, players will be prompted to install any mods run by the host, and the game will automatically download and install the necessary files.
The full patch notes for update 1.42 are as follows:
- Initial MOD support for Convoy multiplayer
- Added Convoy session edit user interface for MOD compatibility and downloads.
- Improved force feedback available for more types of controllers on more systems (Linux)
- Adjusting the steering wheel animation range
American Truck Simulator and Euro Truck Simulator 2 update 1.42 is now available for all owners. We can’t wait to see you and your personalized trailer on the digital highways!